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April 16, 2015   Posted by: sageadmin

Mindful Body, Peaceful Mind: Meditation for Recovery With Melissa Sanchez

Mindful Body, Peaceful Mind: Meditation for Recovery with Melissa Sanchez

Do you?

  • Experience emotional distress that seems unmanageable
  • Struggle to cope with daily stressors
  • Want to learn new tools in recovery from chemical dependency

Mindfulness meditation is a time-honored tradition used to gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and emotions, learn to practice the art of non-judgment and develop a compassionate voice towards body, mind and soul.

This 90-minute group experience will teach you:

  • Foundations of mindfulness
  • Engage you in the practice of meditation
  • Provide a safe and loving environment from which to learn tools to cope with the effects of emotional distress and/or addiction

When: Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: Sage Community Health Collective, 2514 W. Armitage Ave.

Only a few blocks from the Western Blue Line station

Cost: $20 per session (sessions will be ongoing)

To enroll call 312-582-4458 or email sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com


Melissa Sanchez, LPC, R-DMT is a dance/movement therapist, meditation teacher and life-long dance artist. Since graduating from Columbia College Chicago, she has worked in community mental health centers throughout the city providing counsel, education in mindfulness meditation, body/mind connective therapy and support in recovery from substance dependence and the effects of chronic and/or severe mental illness. Her practice is stemmed in trauma-focused healing as well as providing holistic therapy alongside “diagnosis” related treatment.

Melissa is a strong proponent of providing access to quality healthcare and healing services to all people regardless of income or socioeconomic background.


***Sage Community Health Collective offers this group in order to practice harm reduction and trauma sensitivity by giving our community members an additional healing option that may fit within their frameworks for transformation. We encourage our community members to give us feedback on what groups and workshops may best address our diverse needs.

September 29, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

Recipes for Living in Intentional Community

We found this beautiful quote from one of our allies, Adaku Utah, and we just had to share it! Enjoy!

“Community is a sustainable, accountable, anti-oppressive, non-violent, mutually supportive, safe and ever-evolving collective of earth, minds, bodies, energies and spirits grounded in love, compassion, openness, shared understanding, trust, responsible communication and commitment to shared intentional time and space to transform ourselves, the community and the world.”

To read more and check out SouLar Bliss, go to: http://www.soularbliss.com/2011/12/13/recipes-for-living-in-intentional-community/

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September 3, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Fall Nutrition Tips

Fall is the time of year when we want to nourish our spleen center or earth energy — which is responsible for digesting our food to transform it to create the energy we use and processes information, thoughts, etc.

This is a great time to enjoy harvest root veggies like squash, pumpkin, beets and sweet potatoes to ground us and support all the information we are constantly processing.

Baked Root Vegetables

For a delicious, nourishing, and colorful Fall meal, try chopping your favorite root veggies into 1 inch bite size pieces and roast in oven with olive oil, salt and pepper for 35-45 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve with steamed greens with a dash of salt and balsamic vinegar, and viola! You are eating your medicine!

March 25, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

A Healing Justice Teach-In!!

This Sunday Sage is hosting our first Healing Justice Teach-in!!

We are excited to dialogue with community members and healing justice organizers and practitioners about what healing justice is and what it looks like in our day to day lives.

healing justice teach-in flyer

We are no longer accepting RSVPs for the event, but you can participate in the dialogue by writing to us at sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com: What is healing justice to YOU and what does it look like in your life?